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In Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, the streets are full of fake shop-fronts, designed to give the impression that empty stores are still selling things.
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I traveled to Brazil last September to investigate the preparations for the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics.
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For defense contractors, the government officials who write them mega checks, and the hawks in the media who cheer them on, the name of the game is threat inflation.
A majority of Australia's remaining fossil fuels 'must be left in the ground and cannot be burned' if society is to have any hope of curbing the existential threat posed by climate change, Australian scientists declare in a chilling government report released today.
What I was really trying to do was educate men and women from the possibilities that leads us to rape, apparently that just did not happen considering the number of people who hated it.
"How do you make abortion funny?" That was a key question mulled at a major conservative gathering Friday on how to make social conservatism appealing to young people, after an election where Republicans got trounced in the battle for millennial voters .
One day, while working with a trowel at an archeological dig, Tana French glanced over at the nearby woods and wondered, "what if three kids went into the woods and only one came out? What would it do to him growing up?" Within that sentence, which appears in a 2012 interview that Tana French gave to the The Guardian , is the secret of every one of ... (more)
The revelation that the National Security Agency gathers information about our phone and Internet use has been frightening, if not exactly surprising.
Four men blow into long horns at the entranceway into a 1,500-year-old tomb chamber, located on the south wall.
After four years of altering grades using credentials gained with keylogger equipment installed on professors' keyboards, three Purdue University students were finally busted when one of those professors complained that one of his passwords mysteriously changed.
Over 20 anti-Keystone protesters were arrested Monday morning for blockading the doors to the Chicago State Department as part of newly launched call to action that declares "if you don't act, I will."
A member of the audience uses their phone to take a picture of President Barack Obama at a fundraiser.
With Australia's military facing its own sexual scandal , some older and some newer involving "explicit emails and photos," Chief of Army Lieutenant General David Morrison made a video to make it clear where he stands on the issue.
The Supreme Court has struck down a controversial Voter ID law in Arizona, an action the ACLU has declared as a "victory."
Edward Snowden's disclosures, the New York Times reported on Sunday, "have renewed a longstanding concern: that young Internet aficionados whose skills the agencies need for counterterrorism and cyberdefense sometimes bring an anti-authority spirit that does not fit the security bureaucracy."
New revelations exposed Sunday show that British government hosts of the 2009 G20 summit spied on the internet and phone communications of foreign delegates and politicians and went so far as luring officials to fake internet cafes where their email and computer use was monitored.
Conservatives keep claiming liberals want a "cradle-to-grave nanny state." That rhetoric has distracted us from the real social re-engineering taking place all around us.
It is a time of fear in the face of freedom, a time of an emptying country and swelling cities, a time for the widening of previous roads and the opening of new paths, yet a time when these paths are mined by knowing algorithms of the all-seeing eye.